In February 2019, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) made a decision to cancel Brighton Pacific’s registration as a training provider for domestic and international students.
Brighton Pacific sought a review of ASQA’s decision and made an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). A hearing of this matter was conducted in July 2019, in which Brighton Pacific had the opportunity to provide further evidence.
The AAT’s decision was made based on consideration of all information, including the new information provided during the hearing. As a result, the AAT made a decision on 19 September to set aside ASQA’s decision to cancel Brighton Pacific’s registration and determined that the provider’s registration can be renewed for a period of three years, subject to conditions that address areas of past non-compliance. These conditions include:
improving PRISMS compliance
reviewing the assessment system to reduce occurrence of alleged plagiarism
arranging for independent validation of assessment system.
Brighton Pacific’s compliance with these conditions will be monitored by ASQA.
None of these conditions will affect Brighton Pacific’s ability to recruit students and current students should continue with their studies as planned.
Both ASQA and Brighton Pacific have 28 days from the date of the decision to decide whether they will lodge an appeal.